WWF Art Auction

Live Auction, 17 September 2013

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 90 000
Lot 9
  • Guy du Toit; Boxing Hare

Lot Estimate
ZAR 100 000 - 120 000
Selling Price
ZAR 90 000

About this Item

South African 1958-
Boxing Hare

signed, dated 2013 and numbered 1/9

bronze with a dark brown and verdigris patina
height: 250cm


Guy Du Toit was born 1958 in Rustenburg in the North West Province. He uses a wide range of media in his sculptures including bronze, stone, wood and steel. Du Toit’s apparent irreverence can obfuscate the fact that he is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most accomplished sculptors.

“Here the hare takes on the heroic boxing pose of Nelson Mandela circa 1950. Depicted as a south paw, leading with the left, fighting for our rights, this work is symbolic of the ongoing political struggle within South Africa.”


Everard Read Centenary Exhibition Catalogue (2013) Johannesburg: Everard Read Gallery. Illustrated in colour on page 20.

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